Thursday, August 30, 2012

the grain of sand in my shoe

"It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out, it is the grain of sand in your shoe." author unknown



Judson Tower on the grounds of the Green Lake Conference Center. My goal this particular day was to climb to the top.
 

But first I had to climb these 70 steps. Wouldn't have been bad except that they were not spaced evenly. I was panting by the time I got to the top.


Here I am at the top of the hill of the Tower. Now I only have 120 stairs more to go.


When I got inside the Tower, it took me a minute to find the stairs. I was expecting wide cement steps.
















But instead there was a spiral staircase encased in a cement. I realized that if I made it to the top I would be hyperventilating from claustrophobia and not from exertion.





Would it be worth it?


 
I think so. The view was fantastic, but it was still the satisfaction of having climbed to the top that made it worthwhile. Then I just had to survive the trip back down.  

2 comments:

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

Oh Chris, you are braver than I!! I've NEVER climbed these steps but the view looks like it is worth the work of that bit of excercise!! I'm happier looking at your photo though! :)

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

Sue, next year, I will take you up the tower. If I can do it anybody can. We could even drive to the base of the tower instead of taking the stairs through the woods.